Sunday, February 7, 2016



Sooner shock

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K-State players celebrate their 80-69 win over No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum.  It was K-State’s first win against a top-ranked team since the Wildcats’ 84-68 victory against Kansas in 2011.


K-State Sports
  • Men's Basketball | February 06, 2016 Iwundu, Cats upset No. 1 OU

    When No. 1 Oklahoma threatened to make a comeback at Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas State’s most experienced player stepped up to take charge.

  • Women's Basketball | February 06, 2016 West Virginia hammers K-State women

    Kansas State’s offensive struggles continued Saturday, as the Wildcats failed to break 50 points in a 64-44 loss at WVU Coliseum. It was the lowest point total of the season for the Wildcats (14-8, 4-7 Big 12), who have now lost three straight games.

  • February 06, 2016 Big 12 agrees to single voice on big issues

    Big 12 presidents and chancellors came to one agreement Friday: While working through the possibility of a football championship game, expansion and a league-wide television network, they are going to defer comments to Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

  • Men's Basketball | February 06, 2016 Wade scores 17 points off the bench

    For just the third time this season, Kansas State mixed up its starting rotation. This time, that included taking both Dean Wade and Justin Edwards out of the starting five.

Galleries
  • Post-game celebration
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    When the Wildcats did win the game, no fans ran onto the court to celebrate. In a more unique fashion, the players celebrated the win on the court and then ran up to the student section to recognize the fans.


  • K-State 80, No. 1 Oklahoma 69
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    It’s the fourth straight win over Oklahoma in Manhattan and the third straight time the Wildcats have beaten a No. 1 team in Bramlage Coliseum, including Texas in 2010 and KU in 2011.


Opinion
  • Editorials | February 06, 2016 Armbrust has been up to the task

    Kansas needs more individuals like Manhattan resident John Armbrust, who last week announced that he would resign in April as executive director of the Governor’s Military Council.

  • Columns | February 06, 2016 Toughness is a Russian trait, and Putin has it

    One of the most difficult things to instill in the minds of students and members of Congress alike is the importance of understanding Russian culture (one of toughness) if one hopes to deal with Russians at the official level.

  • Editorials | February 05, 2016 A victory for an independent judiciary

    Advocates of an independent judiciary in Kansas can breathe a little easier today now that the most recent attempt to give the governor greater control of the Kansas Supreme Court has failed.

  • Columns | February 05, 2016 Where are the agents of change?

    Thomas Frank’s “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is now 12 years old.  Much of the book’s fevered language still seems extreme, yet right now much of what Frank implied and described has become reality or is well on its way.

Lifestyle
  • Off The Beat | February 06, 2016 The heartbreak, thrills of fandom

    I would probably enjoy the game more if my team was playing in it, but we all can’t get what we want. However, more of us could get what we wanted if we allowed ourselves happiness.

  • Books | February 06, 2016 Famous friendship illuminated in ‘Andy and Don’

    A half century on, it seems clear that the ‘Griffith Show’ was not really about a father and his son, nor a widower and his aunt. It was about a sheriff and his deputy. The bond between Andy and Barney was the essence of Mayberry.

  • Books | February 06, 2016 ‘Good story well told’ by ‘Game of Thrones’ author

    “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” isn’t part of George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” saga, but anyone who has enjoyed those books will take to this one as well.

  • Books | February 06, 2016 Read about con artists to avoid being scammed

    Have you ever heard of Ferdinand Waldo Demara? How about William Franklin Miller? Chances are, you are unfamiliar with those names, as was I. It turns out that they rank among the most gifted of con artists.

Sports
  • Manhattan High School | February 06, 2016 Indians rout Chargers, 68-41

    Manhattan High took the lead for good early in the first quarter and cruised to victory while handing the Chargers their worst loss of the season in a 68-41 rout.

  • Manhattan High School | February 06, 2016 MHS girls ease past Chargers, 64-35

    Against Topeka West Friday night, Manhattan forced 34 turnovers and turned many of those giveaways into easy baskets on the other end in a dominant 64-35 win.

  • Manhattan High School | February 06, 2016 Indians take Centennial League title

    After three years of watching rival Junction City celebrate with the league trophy, the Blue Jays clearly did not have the depth to make a run at this year’s title.

  • Area Schools | February 06, 2016 Falcon girls tops Mustangs at home

    RILEY — The Riley County girls’ basketball team never trailed in its 45-33 victory over Rock Creek on Friday, but the Falcons could never quite pull away either.

State & Region
  • February 06, 2016 | State Kansas school grapples with debate over Confederate flag

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — At a high school named Free State to honor Kansas' anti-slavery past, the Confederate flag waved off the back of a student's pickup truck in the parking lot. When classmates who were offended removed it, the student replaced it and displayed the flag again.

  • February 06, 2016 | State Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists — and their money — in 2015, according to preliminary numbers.

  • February 06, 2016 | State Jesse Chavez beats Blue Jays in arbitration, awarded $4M

    PHOENIX (AP) — Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings.

  • February 06, 2016 | State US official requires citizenship proof in 3 states

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal elections official has decided — without public notice or review from his agency's commissioners — that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.

  • February 06, 2016 | State Kansas university mason finds 88-year-old note at stadium

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A mason working on a Kansas university building has found an 88-year-old handwritten note that gives a glimpse into the lives of laborers in 1928.

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